Car Hire at Gran Canaria Airport
Nestling just off the north-west African coast, Gran Canaria is famous for its black lava and white sand beaches. And with an average annual temperature of 24 degrees C, it offers guaranteed sunshine to visitors.
The airport is located on the east side of the island near Telde and 19 km south of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
What I need to know
Visitors can choose from several car hire companies upon arrival at Gran Canaria Airport, with different vehicle options available to suit your needs. Our site makes it simple to compare car hire deals. We also offer free cancellation and round the clock customer support.
Where to pick up my car
You can pick up your hire car straight from the airport terminal. Simply head to the service desk with your paperwork and you will be shown to the pick-up location.
“The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
Where to go
Gran Canaria isn't a large island, so the airport's location on the Bay of Gando is the perfect starting point for a day-long road trip. You can take in some truly spectacular scenery on the mountain roads. And you should make a point of visiting capital city Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, its spectacular beach resorts and national parks.
Nearby Gran Canaria Airport
Las Palmas is just 22 minutes away from Gran Canaria Airport and boasts first-class shopping, top restaurants and charming architecture. Alternatively, why not take in the varied resorts, from the luxurious Meloneras (27 minutes) to the bold and brash Puerto Rico (34 minutes)?
Drivers who want to venture further afield should explore the stunning scenic roads on the island's west sides. The Tamadaba Natural Park is about an hour's drive away and is certainly worth exploring in depth, as it boasts incredible coastal views, indigenous Canary pine trees and rich biodiversity.
Eating and drinking
Gran Canaria offers a rich and varied range of restaurants for visitors. But you should certainly make a point of sampling some local delicacies while you are visiting, especially if you are a fish lover. Sancocho Canario is a delicious stew made of sweet potato and cod, while the fish soup and sea-bream casserole is also highly recommended.
Things to do
As well as sunbathing on the white sandy beaches, visitors can immerse themselves in the environment in many other stimulating ways, perhaps by going scuba diving, windsurfing, canyoning, whale watching or even camel riding.
With its stunning volcanic mountains, natural pine forests, nature reserves and national parks, Gran Canaria is the perfect destination for people who love exploring the outdoors, with no shortage of incredible viewpoints to visit in your rental car.